Scholarships at Dowsend have previously been awarded on the basis of the following criteria:


The candidate must have achieved a consistently high academic profile, with excellent grades predicted at Common Entrance or a predicted scholarship class place.


In addition to a strong academic profile, the candidate must show leadership, talent and commitment in two or more of the following areas: Art, Drama, Music, Public Speaking, Sport or Technology.  The candidate must be committed to supporting the school in performances and extra-curricular events and show enthusiasm, talent and commitment for two or more of these areas of school life.

Creative Arts

The candidate must have a high grade of achievement in either two or more instruments, one of which may be voice or have a high grade of achievement in LAMDA. The candidate must show a full commitment to the extra-curricular musical and dramatic life of the school.


The candidate must have considerable ability in two or more of the major sports and would be expected to act as an example to others in all aspects of school life. Top club or county standard would be expected in at least one of these sports.

Downsend Scholarships 2020

As Downsend moves into a new era, we will be giving careful thought into our Scholarship programme. Please continue to check this page for details, or if you would like to discuss further, please contact our Admissions Team.


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